Amendments to the Address

Business of the House – in the House of Commons on 25th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr James Maxton Mr James Maxton , Glasgow Bridgeton

On the general subject of Business. Last week you said, when questions of Business were being raised, that when the Debate on the Address had proceeded further you would be ready to give an indication as to what Amendments, other than those you had already indicated, would be called, and, in particular, what Amendments you would call upon the third Day in the next series of Sittings. Are you now, Sir, in a position to inform the House of your views on the matter?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

When the hon. Member asked about his Amendment I had not seen the Amendment in the name of the right hon. Member for East Edinburgh (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence). Both Amendments are on very similar lines, but I have since made a careful study of the matter. The same questions can be raised on both Amendments. I find that a certain number of hon. Members wish to have a Division on some Amendments and hesitate to vote on that one in the name of the right hon. Member for East Edinburgh, but perhaps they would like to do so upon the other Amendment. I therefore propose to call the Amendment of the hon. Member for Shettleston.